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How Tinubu lured five govs out of PDP — Tony Momoh

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*Momoh

Former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh in this interview speaks among others on the import of President Mohammadu Buhari’s visit to the United States of America and the deals high-wire politicking that landed the All Progressives Congress at the presidency.

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My phones no longer ring by Reuben Abati

  /   in News, Politics 7:54 am   /   Comments

Reuben-Abati

As spokesman to President Goodluck Jonathan, my phones rang endlessly and became more than personal navigators within the social space. They defined my entire life; dusk to dawn, all year-round. The phones buzzed non-stop, my email was permanently active; my twitter account received tons of messages per second. The worst moments were those days when there was a Boko Haram attack virtually every Sunday.

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$2bn Bailout Fallout: Buhari didn’t dash us money, says Gov. Dave Umahi

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Gov. Dave Umahi

Yesterday: “I must say that this historic development (Tambuwal’s defection to APC with Speakership) means that our democracy is growing by the day and it is dynamic…. We think that having the head of the legislature from the opposition party makes for a balanced setting in government and it’s good for democracy” APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed (Thisday, October 29, 2014)

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At last, Kaduna’s ‘Sambisa forest’ is liberated

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Gov El Rufai,  flanked by Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Shehu Umar (left), and  Captain A. Ujah at the ‘Sambisa Forest’

Residents erupted in joyful noise, last Tuesday, as Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna State emerged from his vehicle in Birnin Gwari -the beleaguered headquarters of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, LGA, of the state, about 120km west of Kaduna metropolis.

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Switzerland has returned more illegal monies from former heads of state – Ambassador Hodel

  /   in Politics, Special Report 11:13 pm   /   Comments

Hans-Rudolf Hodel, Ambassador,  Embassy of Switzerland to Nigeria, Chad and Niger

Hans-Rudolf Hodel, Ambassador, Embassy of Switzerland to Nigeria, Chad and Niger, speaks on the insinuation that his country remains a safe haven for looted funds by African government officials.

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Buhari promise on Chibok girls’ rescue: FG should not negotiate with Boko Haram – Ejiofor,

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Mike Ejiofor

President Muhammadu Buhari, during his visit to the United States (US), last week, revealed his willingness to negotiate with Boko Haram to secure the release of the Chibok girls kidnapped by the group if the leaders are known. In this interview, the former Vice Chairman of the Presidential Fact finding Committee on the abduction of the girls and a retired Director of the Department of State Services, Mike Ejiofor, speaks on the implications of negotiating with Boko Haram and other issues.

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For now, it’s less politics, more time for education, my first love – Senator Emordi

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Madam Emordi

By Emmanuel Aziken Senator (Dr.) Joy Emodi, erstwhile Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, and former Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, was a unique offering of brightness and beauty in public service given the devotion she brought to her duties. Following her 60th birthday last May, Mrs. Emodi has now

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The mistake Tinubu made in the APC marriage – Adebanjo

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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

It is very disgraceful that they are fighting, that is one. The National Assembly should learn how to perform as an independent body, there should be no interference. What is happening there, happened before and heavens did not fall. We know how Tambuwal became the Speaker of the House. The leaders of ACN at that time said it was democracy.

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Re: “I cry for Nsukka people”

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UGWUANYI-Enugu

By Jude Ekere The attention of Nsukka Youth Progressive Forum (NYPF) has been drawn with utter consternation to the vituperative articles in the national dailies credited to one Aroh Uchenna P., entitled “I cry for Nsukka People”. In the said publications, the author made a failed attempt to mislead the public through mischief, blackmail and falsehood

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Senate: As APC Comes to Equity with Unclean Hands

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APC Joint Leadership Meeting: From left, APC National Leader Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu discussing with  APC Presidential Candidate  Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and National Chairman of APC Chief John Oyegun during APC Joint Leadership Meeting held in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

Yesterday: “I must say that this historic development (Tambuwal’s defection to APC with Speakership) means that our democracy is growing by the day and it is dynamic…. We think that having the head of the legislature from the opposition party makes for a balanced setting in government and it’s good for democracy” APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed (Thisday, October 29, 2014).

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Presidential polls: There was nothing PDP could’ve done to win – Gov Wada

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Wada.. governor of Kogi state

With regard to the elections, obviously we learned a lot of lessons in terms of what we should have done, what we shouldn’t have done, what the opposition did, what we could have done better and I can tell you that a lot of studies, consultations and meetings have been going on. We are strategising on how to ensure that we win the next election. We have learned some hard lessons and we have taken very concrete steps to ensure that we have better results during the forthcoming governorship elections by God’s grace.

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Urgency of the change mantra

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President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari’s Presidency must emphasis to nation that our present policies and massive domestic and foreign debt are UNSUSTAINABLE and must form a new chapter of CHANGE under a new mantra of NIGERIANOMICS. The team of economic technocrats for a new era of growth and sustainability must take measures for accountability and growth above 9 percent per annum. This measure must ensure rapid non exploitative tendencies within and outside our NATION. We must study the Greek economics of today.

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Oil subsidy breeds corruption, does not benefit poor Nigerians, Nwuche tells Buhari

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Buhari

We want the Buhari’s government to see our people from the South-South as his people. The South-South has traditional alliance with the north until today. That alliance was strengthened from Tafawa Balewa’s time. Our people will give his government all the support he needs to realise his objectives for Nigeria. In return we want him to take us as his own and assist us with projects in our area.

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Buhari should not limit probe to Jonathan’s administration alone – Onuesoke

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President  Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari

“What I always hear everyday from Buhari and all the APC members and their supporters is that PDP has ruled this country for sixteen years and that all the corruption and all the adverse effect Nigeria is suffering today was caused by PDP’s sixteen years regime. If that be the case, why has Buhari chosen to fight corruption halfway? He kept telling Nigerians to be patient while he keeps wallowing in calamities,” Onuesoke stressed.

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Let Buhari cut cost of governance, not only salaries – Rev. Sam Tumba

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President Muhammadu Buhari

Government is already getting into two months. The only thing that seems to dominate the media is the crises in the national assembly. The earlier we are able to stabilise the better for our people otherwise the government that appears to be on a rescue mission will lose the confidence of the people.

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APC crisis self-inflicted – Balarabe Musa

  /   in News, Politics 6:51 pm   /   Comments

*Balarabe Musa

Apparently peeved by the internal crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress, APC, former Governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, in this interview, says President Muhammadu Buhari must address issues confronting his party. He believes that such failure to confront the issues affected former President Shehu Shagari in the Second Republic.

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NASS: 7 APC chieftains whose influence can end crises

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President Muhammadu Buhari; Saraki, Senate President and Dogara, Speaker

DESPITE being accused of allowing the crises rocking both chambers of the National Assembly to fester, some leading voices in the All Progressives Congress, APC, are believed to posses the magic wand needed to prevent the now rambunctious legislature from derailing

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Petition: Senate mulls suspension of Marafa, Hunkuyi, 4 others

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Saraki

AS the Senate prepares for resumption next week, Tuesday, plans have been concluded by the leadership of the legislature to place six senators on suspension over their involvement in the recent petition to the police over alleged forgery of Senate rules.

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Ebonylife’s Meet & Greet unites Buhari with Nigerians in diaspora

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*President Muhammadu Buhari 
at the interactive session with Ebonylife CEO, Mo’Abudu

The street of the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, D.C., burst at the seams with highly enthusiastic and passionate young Nigerians who came out in their numbers to attend the EbonyLife TV Meet & Greet interactive session with President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) in commemoration of the President’s historic visit to the United States of America.

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Plateau’s House of commotion

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Simon Lalong

WHEN the people of Plateau State went to the polls to vote Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress, APC, into power in the last general elections, they earnestly desired the promised change.

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Underdevelopment: Jonathan tried for Niger-Delta but we failed him —Lori-Ogbebor

  /   in News, Politics 1:28 am   /   Comments

CHIEF RITA LORI-OGBEBOR

NIger-Delta Leader, activist and Igba of Warri, Chief Rita Lori-Ogbebor, is not happy with the state of affairs in the Niger-Delta in spite of the efforts of the Federal Government to develop the region through the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Ministry of Niger-Delta Affairs and Amnesty programme that will end in December. In this interview, he lamented that these agencies performed poorly, adding that the region is so poor now and the leaders cannot pressure President Muhammadu Buhari for palliatives because their brother, former President Goodluck Jonathan, just left power.

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Buhari’s undemocratic rule: cui bono?

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President Muhammadu Buhari; Saraki, Senate President and Dogara, Speaker

Buhari has become part of the problem by his deliberate flashing of conflicting signals. Why would he, after pledging non-interference, start stiff-arming and refusing to meet with those that emerged as helmsmen in Senate and House of Representatives? Why is he now telling them they must comply with the wishes of the APC leaders, which are at variance with his own widely publicised non-interference stance? This has helped to stalemate efforts to resolve the conflict.

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Abia: APC, APGA take game to PDP

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Otti and Ikpeazu

THE political atmosphere in Abia state is assuming an interesting dimension as the opposition parties in the state appear set to take the game to the ruling PDP in the governance of the state.

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Commissionership: Return of Akpabio’s men tears Akwa Ibom apart

  /   in News, Politics 5:00 am   /   Comments

•Akpabio and Udom: Who is calling the shots?

THE 20 commissioners and two special advisers recently appointed by Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel may be currently relishing their appointments, there is an uneasy calm over the appointment of 11 of them.

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Ashafa @ 60: A son’s testimony

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Ashafa1

I CAN say without hesitation, that Allah has profoundly blessed me, so that I may have the privilege of calling the finest man I have ever known ‘father’.

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Osun: Gov Aregbesola not guilty of indebtedness — House Speaker,Salaam

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Najeem Folasayo Salaam.

SPEAKER of Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Najeem Salaam, in this interview speaks on unpaid salaries in the state, Justice Oloyede’s petition against Governor Rauf Aregbesola and the proposed summit being championed by a group among other issues

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INEC: Zakari on the scale of history

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INEC interim boss, Zakari and Buhari: President of Nigeria

By Jude Opara When President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Mrs. Amina Bala Zakari as the acting chairman of the Independent National Commission (INEC), he may have had a number of reasons that prompted that choice including the fact that as one of the National Commissioners of the commission, Mrs. Zakari must have acquired some experience from

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Why PDP senators allowed APC to produce senate president – Olujimi

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Biodun Olujimi

Olujimi said but for the intervention of the PDP leadership, the position of senate president would have gone to the PDP because senators of the party were in clear majority on the day of Senate inauguration and could have elected one of their own for the position.

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Enugu Urban renewal: Is Ugwuanyi walking the talk?

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Ugwuanyi

By Francis Igata DURING his inaugural speech, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State listed urban renewal as one of his major programmes. Top on the priority list was opening up semi-rural towns of Nsukka,9th Mile Corner and Abakpa-Nike among others, to trigger socio-economic growth in the state. To deliver on his promises, Ugwuanyi had to

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Investment opportunities abound in Akwa Ibom — Bassey

  /   in Politics 8:05 pm   /   Comments

akwaibom

Bassey James is the Chancellor, Akpabiosm Centre for Leadership. He is also the founder of Southern Youths Development Forum and was a member of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential campaign committee. In this chat he speaks on the industrialisation project of incumbent governor of Akwa Ibom, Mr Udom Emmanuel among others

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You can’t judge Buhari in two months — Fred Agbeyegbe

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Fred Agbeyegbe

Call him a playwright, lawyer, author or activist and you will not be wrong. Chief Fred Agbeyegbe, who turns 80 years on Wednesday is many things to many people depending on the angle you are viewing him from. In this engaging interview, he speaks on the state of the nation, his experience in the last eight decades, how to check graft and the way forward for the country.

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Buhari will probe Jonathan’s govt – Presidency

  /   in Politics, Trending 5:25 pm   /   Comments

Femi Adesina

There are many questions Nigerians are craving answers to concerning the Buhari administration. For instance, why hasn’t the government appointed Ministers six weeks after it was inaugurated? Why would President Muhammadu Buhari, as the leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, not intervene in the free- for- all at the National Assembly? Is he disappointing the South-West zone which massively voted for him at the polls?

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